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Where Do I Go Now?
HIV/AIDS Resource Guide


As a benefit to our constituency in West Texas, MAAS has compiled a list of resources and links helpful to people living with HIV/AIDS, field workers, students, educators, HIV/AIDS families and the community-at-large.

QuickLinks:
• Primary AIDS Research, Statistics and News ("Knowledge") Portals
• Testing and Treatment Info & Sources
• HIV/AIDS Support Organizations, Directories and Resources
• Living With AIDS & AIDS Community Portals
• AIDS Prevention Education & Volunteer Resources
• HIV/AIDS White Papers and PDFs


Primary AIDS Research, Statistics and News
(“Knowledge”) Portals
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The Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR)
http://www.amfar.org/

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/basic.htm

World Health Organization HIV/AIDS Media Center (WHO)
http://www.who.int/hiv/mediacentre/en/index.html

HIV/AIDS Statistics, Surveillance and Epidemiology
U.S. National Library of Medicine, Nat’l Institutes of Health (NIH)

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/statistics.html

AIDSTRUTH.org
http://www.aidstruth.org/

Kaiser Family Foundation
http://www.kff.org/hivaids/

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/index.asp

UNAIDS – Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
http://www.unaids.org/en/

THE BODY – The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
http://www.thebody.com/index.html

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
http://www.aidshealth.org/


Testing and Treatment Info & Sources
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National HIV and STD Testing Resources (CDC)
http://www.hivtest.org/

Local STD Testing
Recommended by the CDC
http://www.localstdtesting.com/2/CBC.htm?gclid=CP-nx7XkipwCFQxM5QodviDSZw

POZ Health Services Directory
HIV test locations by zip code
http://directory.poz.com/

dmoz – Open Directory Project
Listings for AIDS testing
http://www.dmoz.org/Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/
Immune_Disorders/Immune_Deficiency/AIDS/Testing/


THE BODY – HIV Testing 101
by Bonnie Goldman, January 6, 2009
http://www.thebody.com/content/art49932.html


HIV/AIDS Support Organizations,
Directories & Resources
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HIV/AIDS Support Groups Directory
http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/support/aids.htm

Cellscience Directory of AIDS Charities & Support Groups
http://www.cellscience.com/HIVCharities.html

Kaiser Family Foundation
http://www.kff.org/

Nat’l Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA)
http://www.napwa.org/

AVERT – an international AIDS charity
National U.S. AIDS Directory, with Texas-North and Texas-South
http://www.avert.org/hiv_usa.htm

AIDS Services of North Texas
http://www.aidsntx.org/aidsservices/

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay.
http://www.aidshealth.org/

YAHOO! Directory for AIDS/HIV
All directory listings for AIDS/HIV – a wealth of resources
http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/AIDS_HIV/

AIDS Financial Assistance through Life Partners, Inc.
“Life Settlements” let you sell your life insurance policy for cash now.
http://www.lifepartnersinc.com/home/faqs.html

AIDS Resource List
http://www.specialweb.com/aids/

Texas Dept. of State Health Services
HIV Grant Resources (for Texas AIDS organizations)
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/fic/hgrants.shtm


Living With AIDS & AIDS Community Portals
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THE BODY – Living With HIV
http://www.thebody.com/content/art40480.html

Medline Plus – Living With AIDS
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/aidslivingwithaids.html

The NAMES Project Foundation – AIDS Memorial Quilt
http://www.aidsquilt.org/index.htm

Nat’l Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA)
http://www.napwa.org/

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)
http://www.acria.org/


AIDS Prevention Education & Volunteer Resources
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
General information on sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs)
http://www.cdc.gov/std/general/#facts

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/hiv/prevent.asp

Center for AIDS Prevention
http://www.centerforaidsprevention.org/

YouthAIDS
http://projects.psi.org/

Volunteers for Prosperity
International volunteer opportunities for working with HIV/AIDS
http://www.volunteersforprosperity.gov/vol/hivaids.htm


HIV/AIDS White Papers and PDFs
(downloadable and printable)
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U.S. HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, 2013
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.ribbonsoflight.org/HIV-AIDS-information/PDFs/us-aids-cases-2013.pdf

Effectively Navigating the Healthcare System
from Test Positive Aware Network
http://www.ribbonsoflight.org/HIV-AIDS-information/PDFs/hiv-aids-healthcare.pdf

How to Spot Fraudulent HIV/Aids Treatments
From AIDS InfoNet
http://www.ribbonsoflight.org/HIV-AIDS-information/PDFs/hiv-aids-fraud.pdf

 

 

HIV/AIDS In The News:


Study Gives Hope of Altering Genes to Repel H.I.V.
New York Times, 03/05/2014

Researchers Examine How ACA Could Affect Americans Living With HIV/AIDS

News Medical.net, 03/04/2014

Studies Show Big Promise For HIV Prevention Drug
Boston.com, 03/04/2014

The AIDS Quilt, and Hoping for "The Last One"
CNN Opinion, 07/24/2012

HIV Cure: Vaccine or AIDS Cure Getting Close, as Experts Find Antibodies Capable of Fighting Infection
International Business Times, 03/04/2014

Summoning the Strength to End AIDS
Huffington Post, 08/02/2012



 

Special Features

Letters From Clients:
A first-hand look at living with AIDS and how MAAS helps

A Woman in the Wilderness:
MAAS Founder and Executive Director Judy Warren

The Story of MAAS which sparked massive change in
West Texas AIDS awareness

Letters From Students:
Responding to MAAS' High School HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Program